Louise Phillips Leech

January 26, 1934October 14, 2020

Louise Phillips Leech, 86, of Forest, passed away on Wednesday, October 14, 2020. She was the wife of the late Raymond Moore Leech, her husband of 63 years. Born on January 26, 1934, in Bedford County, she was the daughter of the late Lornza Vaughan Phillips and Nellie Baker Phillips.

Louise was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and a friend to many people in the community who knew her for her willingness to help others and her fabled country cooking. She was an active member at her beloved Timberlake Christian Church where she helped prepare numerous meals for church functions. Louise’s extensive volunteer work included 42 years (8,172 hours) of service as a volunteer in the auxiliary unit at Lynchburg General Hospital, a regular election worker at the polls, a volunteer at the Helping Hands Clothing Center, and a board member of the New London Academy Alumni & Preservation Society.

Louise is survived by two children, Stephen Leech (Gwen) of Beaverdam, and Betty Brockwell (Chet) of Lynchburg; four grandchildren, Charles Leech, Preston Leech, Chester Brockwell, and Isley Brockwell; one great grandson, Colton Leech; two sisters, Betty Chaney, and Nancy Auth; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Due to health concerns a private family memorial service will the held. A celebration of life ceremony is expected at a later date.

In lieu of flowers please consider a memorial contribution to Timberlake Christian Church or the Lynchburg General Hospital auxiliary unit.


No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


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Daisy Hill

October 26, 2020

I knew Louise through Billy Goodman,They finished New London Academy together. I am Billy's Girlfriend. Billy passed away February 7th 2017. I am sure Louise and Billy Have ran into one another along with Raymond in the Kingdom of Heaven. She is going to be missed by many. God speed Louise. Daisy Hill Lynchburg

Janet Hopper

October 24, 2020

Louise and Raymond Leech were our neighbors and no one could have better ones than they were. We have missed their friendship . The neighborhood will never be the same. May they both rest in peace in heaven. The late Norman Hopper and Janet Hopper

Harriet (Creasy) Edwards

October 20, 2020

What a beautiful and special person. Louise was one of the kindest people I have ever known and she and Raymond were both wonderful neighbors to our family. Whenever she came to visit she would always bring some type of food dish. She was always doing kind deeds for everyone and always knew what was going on in the neighborhood. Rest In Peace, Louise - your earthly journey is done.

Janet Camden

October 18, 2020

I loved Louise and her family. She (and family) were a big part of my childhood and early adult life. Louise was a kind, loving , giving and fun woman. A true Lady! My love, prayers and sympathy go to Betty Gail, Steve and their families.
Janet Camden

Laura Bailey

October 17, 2020

Louise became a part of my life as a child at Forest Baptist Church as my Sunday School teacher. She continued to be apart of my life throughout adulthood. Our family (Margaret and Will Knight) shared many wonderful memories with Louise and Raymond. If you knew Louise you were blessed. My condolences to Betty and Steve and her extended family.

Love and Sympathy,
Laura Knight Bailey

Teresa Graham

October 16, 2020

I was Louise's shepherding elder at Timberlake Christian Church. She was a delight to know. She made me feel welcome there from the first time I met her. I have missed being able to visit with her during Covid-19. I know you will miss her. If I can assist you in any way, please contact me. You are in my prayers. Teresa Graham

Steve Everett

October 16, 2020

Many happy memories come back to me when I think of Louise. It was truly an honor and privilege to serve on the New London Academy Alumni board with her. She treated me like I was a part of her family and I really felt loved.
Thank you Lord for giving me such a wonderful and sincere friend.

Steve Everett

Arlene Paris

October 16, 2020

Louse was a class mate of mine at New London school. We had some good times together. I know she will be missed by all.

Lynn Maddox

October 16, 2020

Louise was a very big part of our church family. Anytime cooking a dish was involved, you could count on Louise to bring something delicious! She was always thinking of others and always ready to lend a hand. She was a very special person and very muched loved by our family. Sending prayers and love to all of you.
Love, Lynn & Dale Maddox
and Family


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